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OU: Week Two

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Task 2 was to take photos of a person, place or thing that i 'really liked' and then get crazy and crop one of the images!
(As you may be able to tell from my sarcastic tone, i did not find this assignment thrilling in anyway.)

1) The Lion Inn. One of my favourite pubs. This photo is cropped.
2) The uncropped photo. Due to the distance of being behind the bars this was as close as i could get the shot. So i cropped out the car, bins & empty casks.
3) My bed. Best place ever.
13th May 2009, 12:22   | tags:,,,

nige says:

But you're learning, right?

13th May 2009, 12:48

Wendle says:

I'm learning a little, but so far the information i've had to read has been a little patronising. They advertise the course as being for outright beginners and top professionals alike, but even i (not professional in the slighest) wish they'd step it up a notch. I'm hoping it will get harder/more interesting in the coming weeks.

13th May 2009, 12:52

Wendle says:

P.S. The Moblog assignement group is winning my favouritism by a mile.

13th May 2009, 12:53

taniwha says:

The OU thing is to gently draw students into the course so that they are not frightened off in the first few weeks. The trick they are trying to pull off is to be open to the student with no school qualifications at all but the danger is that it can appear patronising. They will ramp up the learning curve soon enough.

13th May 2009, 14:36

Wendle says:

I reeeeally hope so. Because 'take a photo of something you like' ...seriously? Most people are just taking photos of their kids, which is nice enough, but does anyone need a course to show them how to do that?
I sound angrier than i am, i'm actually more just impatient.

13th May 2009, 14:41

taniwha says:

It could have been a more provocative task, I agree. But I bet the course team discussion went along the lines of "what about the students who don't even know how to switch on a camera?"

13th May 2009, 14:45

Wendle says:

They haven't actually covered how to turn on the camera...
I would laugh if someone out there didn't know to take off the lens cap and was wondering why all their photos were coming out so dark...

13th May 2009, 14:52

taniwha says:

... and were confused because they didn't know how to turn on the flash to lighten the scene

13th May 2009, 14:53

Wendle says:

Oh dear, we're so cruel... but it's probably true.
And also their own fault for not reading the manual.

13th May 2009, 14:54

Wendle says:

(Not that i have picked my manual up yet...)

13th May 2009, 14:55

factotum says:

Does the cropped photo have to have the same proportions as the original? One of the things I like is cropping things to a square, rather than a rectangle.

13th May 2009, 15:04

Wendle says:

It doesn't specify, so i imagine you can crop it however which way you like.
I sometimes like square cropped photos, but find it difficult to take a photo with a square crop in mind... my brain is trained in rectangle.

13th May 2009, 15:29